Kim Jong Il inspects A.A. Artillery Academy
Pyongyang, July 7 (KCNA) - General Secretary Kim Jong Il inspected the A.A. Artillery Academy.
He acquainted himself in detail with the education at the academy before saying that in order to train the cadets into competent commanding officers possessed of rich military knowledge and commanding ability it is necessary to steadily improve the content of education and further enhance the role of the teachers as required by the developing reality.
Going round good entertainment and logistic facilities of the academy, he noted with great satisfaction that it has built a strong base for supply service by its own efforts and fully established cultured practice in hygiene and the best environment for education and highly appreciated the achievements made by the teachers.
If one devotedly struggles to implement the idea and line of the party just as the teachers of the academy did, it is possible to accomplish the cause of building a powerful nation as early as possible, he noted, calling upon the entire army and the whole society to conduct a vigorous drive to learn from their militant trait and way of life.
He set forth highly important tasks which would serve as a guideline in education and management of the academy.
He moved on to the unit under the academy.
Going round various places, he took meticulous care of the living of soldiers.
Saying that every place of the academy is so clean that every visitor feels refreshed, he noted that such excellent educational environment helps train commanding officers capable of managing a unit well.
He had a picture taken with the teachers of the academy.
He was accompanied by KPA generals Ri Myong Su, Hyon Chol Hae and Pak Jae Gyong and first vice department director of the WPK Central Committee Ri Yong Chol.
DPRK embassy visited by political party leader of Democratic Congo
Pyongyang, July 7 (KCNA) -- Otete Gaston Mboyo, national chairman of the Genuine Lumumbist Patriotic Party of Democratic Congo, visited the DPRK embassy in Democratic Congo on July 1 on the occasion of the 8th anniversary of President Kim Il Sung's demise.
He laid a floral basket before portraits of Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il and paid tribute to them.
He said that the president founded the Juche idea and wisely led the world revolution. Kim Jong Il advanced the army-based political line by carrying forward the revolutionary cause of the president and is wisely leading the Korean people to the building of a powerful nation, he noted, adding:
The Genuine Lumumbist Patriotic Party and the revolutionary forces of Democratic Congo will always remember the exploits of the president.
Kim Jong Il's work published in Norway
Pyongyang, July 7 (KCNA) - General Secretary Kim Jong Il's work "Let Us Reunify the Country Independently and Peacefully Through the Great Unity of the Entire Nation" was brought out in booklet by the Norway-Korea Friendship Association.
On this occasion the newspaper Friheten no. 24 said:
The association translated and published Kim Jong Il's work on the reunification of Korea in Norwegian.
The work is a letter he sent to the national seminar for marking the 50th anniversary of the historic joint conference of representatives of political parties and public organizations in north and South Korea held in 1948 on the initiative of President Kim Il Sung.
Two years have passed since the historic June 15 North-South Joint Declaration was published.
But obstacles are lying in the process of the dialogue for Korea's reunification due to the policy of provocative interference pursued by the Bush administration.
Kim Jong Il in his letter dated April 18, 1998 clarified the basic guideline for frustrating foreign forces' interference in the efforts to achieve great national unity, dialogue and reconciliation between the north and the south and Korea's reunification.
June 15 joint declaration favoured
Pyongyang, July 7 (KCNA) -- Political parties and organizations of Bangladesh participated in the international signature campaign supporting the June 15 North-South Joint Declaration and demanding the immediate withdrawal of the U.S. Forces from South Korea.
The chairman and the general secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Bangladesh, the general secretary of the central committee of the Socialist Party of Workers and Peasants of Bangladesh and the chairman of the central committee of the Socialist Party of Bangladesh separately signed signature papers on behalf of a total of 6,000 party members.
A signature paper was also separately inked by the chairmen and the secretaries general of the agricultural workers' union of Bangladesh, the students' unity, the youth unity, the national workers' federation, the national workers' association, the agricultural workers' association and the national peasants' union on behalf of a total of 2.22 million members.
The signature paper reads:
We hold that the division of Korea caused by outside forces should be terminated at an early date.
1. Korea should be reunified independently by the concerted efforts of the Korean nation according to the June 15 North-South Joint Declaration .
2. The United States should stop laying deliberate obstacles in the process of Korea's reunification and withdraw its troops from South Korea.
3. We call upon all the countries concerned with the peace and security of the Korean Peninsula to support Korea's reunification by federal formula.
U.S. accused of harassing peace and security
Pyongyang, July 7 (KCNA) -- The United States is chiefly to blame for harassing peace and security in the world, says Rodong Sinmun today in a signed commentary.
The commentary goes on:
The situation in and around the Korean Peninsula is getting strained with each passing day entirely because the U.S. keeps its forces in the region in a bid to expand the sphere of its domination over it by force.
Its ulterior intention is to retain its upperhand of strength and strengthen its strategic position in the region, start a war to destroy the DPRK and seize the whole of Korea and, furthermore, dominate Asia.
It is quite natural that the anti-U.S. sentiment and demands for the pullback of U.S. Forces are growing stronger among the world community, among the public in South Korea and Japan in particular.
The U.S. Forces' presence in South Korea and Japan is a product of the Cold War era. It is quite abnormal that this presence continues even today in the 21st century. The U.S. Forces' pullback is, therefore, the most urgent task of the times and a pressing demand for peace and stability.
Kim Il Sung's extraordinary writing ability
Pyongyang, July 7 (KCNA) -- More than 10,800 famous works were authored by President Kim Il Sung from the historical day when he wrote the programme of the Down-With Imperialism Union in October Juche 15 (1926) till July Juche 83 (1994), the last period of his life.
This means he wrote about 160 works on an annual average or one in every two or three days.
His famous works serve as immortal library as they comprehensively deal with the Juche idea and revolutionary theories and leadership methods based on it.
They include reports, speeches, conclusions, treatises, articles, theses, talks, lectures, answers, letters, messages of greetings, congratulatory letters, teachings, orders, directives, instructions, statements, declarations, etc.
His works have been translated into over 60 languages in at least 110 countries and the number of his works published reached more than 24.57 million volumes.
Kumsusan Memorial Palace visited by endless stream of people
Pyongyang, July 7 (KCNA) -- A total of over 908,000 Korean people and servicemen, overseas compatriots and foreigners have visited the Kumsusan Memorial Palace over the last one year.
Officials of ministries, national institutions and public organizations, people from all walks of life from across the country and servicemen, have visited the sacred temple of Juche where President Kim Il Sung lies in state for perpetuity, looking back with deep emotion on the glorious revolutionary history of the president and renewing their firm pledge to contribute to the building of a powerful nation, true to the army-based guidance of leader Kim Jong Il who opened a new history of the cause of perpetuating his memory.
The delegation of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan, the delegation of the General Association of Korean Residents in China, delegations of overseas compatriots and members of visiting groups from different regions also visited the palace, hardening their faith and will to hold the president in high esteem as the great sun of the nation and devote themselves to the movement of overseas compatriots and the movement for Korea's reunification, with firm trust reposed in Kim Jong Il.
Heads of state of China, Vietnam and Indonesia, the participants in the 4th Kimilsungia show and the 20th April Spring Friendship Art Festival and many other foreign guests visited the palace to pay deepest homage to the president and made entries in the visitor's book expressing ardent veneration for him.
The history of the great sun will be further glorified generation after generation thanks to the unbounded reverence for him expressed by an endless stream of visitors to the palace.
New feature film produced
Pyongyang, July 7 (KCNA) -- The Korean film studio recently produced part 7 "yesterday, today and tomorrow" of the multi-part feature film "the nation and destiny" part 58.
Through the depiction of different aspects of lives of heroines the film stresses the importance of maintaining the class principle in revolution, telling the truth that a deep-going class struggle to defend the revolutionary gains continues even in the present peacetime as it did in the rigorous days in the past.
A pre-view of the film was held at the people's palace of culture yesterday.
It was watched by senior party and state officials, chairmen of the friendly parties, officials of the commissions and ministries of the cabinet and national institutions, anti-Japanese revolutionary fighters and working people.
President Kim Il Sung's statues visited by endless crowd of people
Pyongyang, July 7 (KCNA) -- Over 377.32 million Korean people, overseas compatriots and foreigners have visited the statues of President Kim Il Sung standing on Mansu Hill, Pyongyang, and in all provinces to pay homage to him over the last eight years since July Juche 83 (1994), the month of the nation's greatest sorrow.
A total of over 98 million people have visited Mansu Hill with floral baskets, bunches of flowers and flowers to pray for the immortality of the president.
At least 90,000 overseas compatriots have visited the socialist homeland to lay floral baskets, bunches of flowers and flowers before the statue of the president on Mansu Hill and pay homage to him.
240,000 foreign friends including members of party and state delegations and prominent figures have visited the statue as the first leg of their itinerary over the last eight years.
An endless stream of people have visited the statues of the president in all provincial seats.
Command of KPA navy makes public press release
Pyongyang, July 7 (KCNA) -- The command of the navy of the Korean People's Army made public a press release today, denouncing the navy of the South Korean Army for illegally infiltrating combat warships into the territorial waters of our side.
The navy of the South Korean Army illegally infiltrated two combat warships into the territorial waters of our side off Kuwol Hill in Kangryong county, South Hwanghae Province, at around 10:30 a.m today.
The provocation in the wake of the armed clash on June 29 is a deliberate move to render the situation in the waters more strained.
We warn that the infiltration of the combat warships is a dangerous act which may spark a new armed clash.